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. >>> fueled by a weaker yen and strong sales of cameras in the u.s. >>> and shares in virgin media rally after an offer for a takeover that could value the uk cable operator at $20 billion. >> all right. welcome to tuesday. >> it's get together tuesday. coordinated, as well. >> the final print for the eurozone is finally come in, 48.6, a little better than the forecast of 48.2. >> may i just say, though, the employment index, look at that, 46.1, which is just barely better than the flash estimate but still the lowest since december 2009. on a downward trajectory. it's not germany where the final composite was 54.4. it's the periphery still. france's final january pmi falls to 46.1. >> france is where the concern is. we have francois hollande today speaking to the eu parliament. he's going to lay out his vision for the eu against that economic back drop. >> isn't it amazing? we come into the week yesterday with everyone still talking. you have that great barons cover, you come in, just get the risk trade massively off. and the question for today and the rest of the week is frankly whether that'
, former sec chairman harvey pitt telling us whether our concerns our government to bcould be using the agencies as political weapons. liz: the man who has led his fair share of american turnaround, ed whitaker, chairman and ceo of general motors and ran at&t will be here in the studio. talk about gm where he believes it is going to go. david: the first of the earnings report in just now. green mountain reported, what are the numbers? adam: $0.76 earnings per share, street expecting $0.65 on revenue of 1.34 billion. the street expecting 1.33 billion. they say the single cup brewing system is a breakthrough for the brokerage business with significant untapped potential in the u.s. and globally. he didn't report for how many of those units they sold in the last quarter. lizdavid: there are all kinds of indices which may explain why it is down slightly after hours. let's go to today's market action at the picks of the cme. our market panel in just a second. chief investment officer. but let's go to mark sebastian and put up those after our numbers if we can because we had a beat on gre
have been under pressure. what we saw with u.s. airways, it was getting hit hard. warren buffett's company, berkshire hathaway, buying time out right here. they called it at 7250. >> yes, they just think it's a great product. he said he was absolutely going to be in for the long term. liz: it's not a classic equity deal where they shine it up. david: we just saw whole foods getting kicked today about 10%. >> that is not good news. david: as you can see, we have very big movements. do not be fooled when we see the dow jones down, the s&p 500 is up a little bit. less than a 10th of a percentage point, nasdaq, the biggest mover is the rest of 2000. it is the individual stocks, we have seen some big movements by individual stocks and we will be talking about coming up. liz: did you see the coal industry sector? lots of natural resources after the fourth-quarter earnings. all gaining more than 4%, 13 full percentage point. david: when you see that it is settling at the lowest level in six months, that is what gives people a lot of concern. it is just about at the 200 day moving averag
westgate is away but we'll do our best without him. we have michael brown to help us through things. coming up on the program, we'll head out to hong kong where china is requiring a reinstruct during of the economy. >>> after that, of course, the super bowl wasn't just one of the on biggest sporting events of the year, it was one of the biggest days of the year for madison avenue. we'll take a look at which ads were touchdowns and were ads were fumbles. >> mariana rajoy meets angela merkel. >>> plus, upcoming elections that sylvia berlusconi has called his last great electoral and political battle. >>> the power to split up uk banks if they fail to -- activity. george osborne is expected to give the bank of england the responsibility to make sure banks are involved in these activities. you have to love the extended analogy. watch the george osborne speech live here at 10:30 local for those of you here with us in the uk. in the meantime, there are more charges at the top over at barclay's. last night, the bank's financial chief and financial chief announced their leaving. tomorrow, barclay's
with anybody to get this job done. none of us will get 100% of what we want. nobody should want these cuts to go through. the last thing our families can afford right now is pain imposed unnecessarily five bipartisan recklessness here in washington. the american people have worked too hard, too long to see the official cause yet another one. it seems like every three months there is some crisis. we have more work to do and to just try to dig ourselves out of these self inflicted wounds. while a plan to reduce our deficit has to be part of our agenda, we also have to remember deficit reduction alone is not an economic plan. we learned in the 1990s, when bill clinton was president, nothing shrinks the deficit faster than a growing economy that creates middle-class jobs. that should be our driving focus. making america a magnet for good jobs. equipping people with the skills to fill those jobs. making sure that their hard work leads to a decent living. those are the things that we should be pushing people to work on every single day. that is what the american people expect. that is what i am
liesman. also at the table with us this morning, our guest host is andy surel. andrew just talked about the markets. stocks ending at session lows yesterday. in fact, all ten s&p sectors closed lower. yet the bulls betting this is nothing more than a bull pac. but we will have a number of powerful investors for their thoughts throughout yao the morning. jim o'neill will join us in just a few minutes. then in the next half hour, the man charged with making sdigs for how blackrock invests more than $1 trillion, the firm's chief investment strategist, russ koesterich. nouriel roubini will be joining us and we're going to ask him for his current view of the world. in the following hour, buy and hold is the name of his game, barons capital ceo ron baron will be our special guess. he's been talking to us about how great of an opportunity stocks have been. we'll see if he's still feeling that optimistic now that stocks have reached 14,000 or close to it. >>> how majority leader eric cantor is set to address a major policy issue today. the goal here is trying to rebrand the gop. moving on, befo
is cleared for takeoff. reports say the boards at amr and us airways sign off on their $11 billion deal to create the world's biggest airline. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the world. >> all right. you're wearing an appropriate valentine's day shirt. >> i am. i tried. there's a little bit of pink if we look at your tie very closely. if you want to know what's happening in the markets today, hold on, ubs, the valentine's day gdp's massacre. >> yes. >> because if you look at when it's japan shrinking at an annualized rate, germany coming in on quarter on quarter, france coming in -- well, we know they had a recession earlier in the year, as well. minus 0.9% on the quarter been minus 2.7 on the year. >> oh, that's brutal. >> it's the sixth consecutive contraction and that match tess recession of 1992 to 1993. the minus 0.9, it was forecast at minus 0.6 is the slash gdp. >> and italy has been down 2.7% on the year, but this is something in the range of almost a 4% annualized drop until the year from a year earlier. >> the massacre
. >> and the most romantic hotel in the world, the anastasi apartments in greece. >> in a that looks u.s. >> and in the u.s., the bardesbond in, the rooms start at 600 and go up to $1,200. >> they bottle that, it's called wine. thanks so much. happy valentine's day, everybody. no matter what you do, enjoy it. thanks for watching "street signs." >>> hi, everybody. we enter the final stretch. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo at new york stock exchange. this market fighting for a close in positive territory, brill. >> the dow is fighting. got the s&p and nasdaq positive, but we're kicking off the final hour watching other stories as well right now, including a huge day for mergers. warren buffett buys heinz. american/usairways form the biggest airline in the world, but so far the stock market seems unimpressed. what message is that saying about where our economy is right now? we'll look at that coming up. >> a lot of implications to see this deal flow pick up steam early in the year. more signs though that the individual investor is dipping his or her toes back into the st
-off. u.s. markets fell yesterday following the release of the fed minutes. it was the worst day of the year for the s&p and nasdaq. as you can see, shedding 108 points there, a rare triple digit decline this year. energy and material stocks were the worst hit. all ten s&p sectors did hit the day lower. volatility on the rise. the vix rose nearly 20% on this session. the sell-off has continued overnight. the shanghai composite, the australian markets taking it on the chin. will i sixuan joins us from singapore. >> thank you, kelly. fears of an early access by the fed rocks sentiment here in asia today. the nikkei pulls back 1.4% from its 52-month high. investors remain cautious ahead of the decision on the next boj chief. construction equipmentmakers were down after caterpillar reported slowing sales for the quarter ending january. but batterymaker gsyuasa reported a fix over long-term battery problems. the shanghai composite tumbled to 3% today. commodity place were under a lot of pressure today after the u.s. fomc minutes raised the possibility of a qe asset. development and ce
of 87 of 75 against the euro, as well. darren maher joins us. there's been quite a big move already in sterling before this announcement, one wonders actually whether the ratings downgrade, now it's on a stable outlook, is perhaps the end of the weakness in sterling. >> i suspect not, to be honest. we can talk about it being a move and certainly over the last couple of years, there has been a big shift in cable. frankly, this has been a relatively small move. we can't say as of yet it's overshoot. i don't think the market will take great solace that we're now in a stable outlook from moody's because i think everybody recognizes the uk is still fragile and the growth position is more fragile, so i think more down side is possible. >> but what is in the price, darren? >> i think from this point forward is how much slippage do we get. i would say it's more what's in the price and what's in the price for sterling is the market has given the uk a lot of good will that it will be able to mix this wonderful growth of austerity. i think what the market is now doing is reappraising that. tha
shut for the chinese new year and large parts of the u.s. struggling with extreme weather. >> digging out from nemo, residents and u.s. businesses hope to resume to normal business after mother nature dumped nearly three feet of snow in some areas. >>> and ben affleck's iran hostage drama "argo" picks up the best film accolade. daniel day-lewis wins best actor. >>> we're up for another week. we might do what they did and share the love around. >> i read the reports. we're going to talk about it later. there was no one dominant film. >> i thought it was interesting that "argo" won best picture? it was a great movie, but best movie? really? is that the -- >> "lincoln" only got -- sometimes they're quite clued up. the nominations were very similar. do you think lincoln would do better than it did. >> daniel day-lewis picked up an award. help recap for those of us who didn't catch the whole thing or any of it, frankly, but yeah, britain's big film night. now it's time for the u.s. in a couple of weeks. >> besides that, plenty of other things we're looking at today. another day, another su
a real budget cut. the u.s. postal service says it's ready to stop saturday delivery beginning this summer. it will save them $2 billion. unfortunately it's losing $16 billion a year. it's a start. more budget cuts may be coming. house speaker john boehner saying today he won't bail out the president when it comes to the sequester budget cut. and eric cantor says the spending cut sequester is going through. i will talk to mr. cantor in a little while. the u.s. and global stock market continues. japan is up 32%. first up this evening, neither snow nor rain nor saturday. the post master general today announcing the postal service will stop saturday letter deliveries. take a listen. >> a typical large organization would have either cash on hand or borrowing ability. two months worth of cash to cover operating costs. in october this year the postal service had less than four days of cash on hand. that's a scary situation. it's no situation that a business should be in. >> all right. sounds like it's time to close up shop all together and privatize the post office. four days of cash
that the fed themselves have used the term. that has big im mrications for the lid quiddity of the market. on tech, it's certainly a story about one name over the last year, but you're beginning to see that broaden out. .i think that's a very good thing, but it's going to be a stock by stock story. i think that's exciting for investors. >> dean, what do you think about that, that whole idea with the race to the bottom with the central bank? is that something to worry about now or another year or two down the road? >> yeah. we spent a lot of time looking at volatility and currencies has been one place where even as the vix sags to 12, you've had this very, very healthy volatility specifically in the yen and then you have the central bank starting to talk about currency wars and korea has said something. of course, in europe, for all the talk of draghi's whatever it takes language, that riegz euro is not exactly great for them from a trade standpoint. you've seen the euro/yen collapse from a pricing standpoint. if you look at the vision and you look at the volatility in the markets right no
understand revenue debate is closed. close the loophole and carve out attack code but it should be used to lower rate across the board. enter the former cochair of the president tet commission that up vailed a new version of the plan today to save $2 $2.4 trillion. double the sequester. they want more spending cut than the president wants and warned mr. obama's legacy will be tarnished if he doesn't act on social security and medicare. >> if he wants to leave it alope and not deal with the biggies, he will have a failed presidency. >> since simpson-bowles called for $600,000 in tax revenue, they say it obligates the g.o.p. claim to balance the budget without doing both. >> there is criticism of the president for not reaching out today. outreach on immigration. >> kerfuffle at the briefing because senator rubio office said they never heard from the white house on immigration. white house said there were five meetings. rubio folks said they were just briefing, not meetings. the president tried to put it to rest. the president op callous said he feels good about the prospect for a deal. s
you for joining us on "markets now," and wall street is wonders where is the love? lower despite two major deals. what's pressuring stocks? >> a fascinating look at ceo confidence, pwc's u.s. chairman is standing by. right now, he has his annual ceo survey. it might surprise you. >> calling senate's bluff on spending. lou dobbs weighs in. >> news on the stranded carnal cruise ship. the clock cannot turn fast enough. those poor people. >> i agree. up to speed on the markets, back to the floor, annie coal -- and nicole, another sideways day. >> dow down six points, not far off the unchanged line for all three major averages. the nasdaq and s&p squeeze out gains, the dow slightly to the downside. s&p, as we talked about yesterday, right, broader average, and the dow just has 30. it moves the archings more. one thing the traders talked about from the minute i walked in this morning was europe. you see the euro lower, the dollar is strong on a day where we heard that europe is struggling with growth over in germany, in particular, that's the real big one. france and italy would be in ther
for joining us and thanks for being with us. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >> greta: , tonight, is washington a threat to americans? now, according to a new pugh poll the answer is, yes. a majority of americans saying washington poses a threat to their personal rights and freedoms. karl rove is here to talk about that plus much more ahead. "on the record" starts right now. >> the obama administration announcing big changes for the birth control coverage for employees of some religious organizations. >> we need to provide preventative services, access to preventative services for all women and that includes contraception and we also needed to respect religious beliefs. >> it would appear to be a dramatic post election reversal by the obama administration on an issue that marked a flash point in the early electoral cycle last year which by most accounts helped the campaign galvanize voters. >> january of 2009. 8.5 million americans have left the labor force. this administration is shrinking the private sector. >> when you look at that number it as pretty low number when you consi
unless the president wants to come to talk to us about meaningful cuts. the house has passed two bills now. this president is basically says no and does not want to talk to us. he needs to come talk to us. otherwise, it will happen and it will be very tough on a lot of different areas. lori: one silver lining in this national small business association, or economic report inspired our conversation this morning. 73% of small business reporting the ability to garner financing. is that enough to rehabilitate to your satisfaction in this industry? >> what we are seeing is a lot of small businesses are not expanding because of their concerns about the economy. it is very good news. when it comes to access to capital. a majority of those businesses will just wait and see what happens. they do not want to put their necks out on the line and get burned by this economy. lori: a pleasure speaking with you this afternoon, congressman. melissa: some big changes coming to your mailbox. saturday mail delivery will and and in all this. packages will continue to be delivered on saturdays. post offices
both sides use the bigger u.s. ball and south koreans wanted to use their smaller made ball. result, both side said no and the game was canceled. bernie: we have bigger balls is the the bottom line. warner: finally, i-man, bad news for nbc, stuck with televising saturday and sunday's final round of the match play championship. both tiger woods and rory mcelroy lost in yesterday's first round. imus: he well, the nbc television network according to dagen is already in fifth place, is it fifth place? >> fifth place in the february sweeps and key adult demographics behind in fourth place univision. imus: who is in third place? >> it was cbs fox, sbc, univision and nbc. imus: give me one through five. i didn't understand it. >> number one cbs number two fox. number three abc. number four, univision, number five nbc. imus: thank you very much. "varney & company" is next. i accused delbert of ripping off bo didley with this. he said it was a tribute and i should shut up. ♪ here comes the weekend, honey, what's going on ♪ ♪ we can put our feet up, honey, or party all night long ♪
be saying we will look at a crash again. he joins us now on the phone from thailand. it is a pretty big pullback. >> not really. i think there are two thin areas we have to consider. the market will become really over bold. connell: we could see a crash. >> i think what most investors overlook is on march 6 of this year, we will be four years into the bull market. fifteen months ago, we were at 1074 on the s&p. we are up almost 50% in 15 months. we are very extended already. connell: i want to hear your argument for that. there have been a number of people making the case for stocks being cheap on a relative basis. i want to take you back a little while. you are author of "the doom, gloom report." we have actually gone up, not down. obviously, that surprises you a little bit. >> i am familiar with that theme because i have been through it so many times. the opposite is in march 2009, people could not see why stocks would move up and a year ago, and europe when reese and italy, portugal and spain, people could not see why they would go up. connell: it has, obviously, guy. if you look at
it. it take us four years to get panama and south korea done. it was on the bush table. it took four years to negotiate and we didn't get anything else new. those trade agreements would do all kinds of things for exports. >> are you at all nostalgic about -- ge out of nbc and comcast is running it well. >> comcast has done a great job. look, the market said good for both companies. the market said comcast got a great bunch of assets. ge has more cash to do things with. time and men's fortunes change. you go with the flow. >> every time they do a deal, they say it's great for both parties. stock goes up in one case and down in the other. ge is in one, can use the money, comcast in another and actually worked. >> worked out well. comcast has a great set of assets now a ge has cash to invest in what they want to do. we all do it differently in our times. >> jack, we love you, on valentine's day especially. >> happy valentine's day. >> merger thursday with all these deals. huge day on wall street. almost $100 million in fees for the banks. center view bank. >> make sure you join us tomor
of mergers to talk about. nicole: the first is in airline deal. it was highly anticipated that u.s. airways and american airlines would merge. first let's hit heinz. i am going to stick with heinz. warren buffett, berkshire hathaway. obviously at a premium. heinz is up 20%. watch the 3:00 p.m. show, we will certainly delve into it more for you. he loves their products. he loves the emerging markets. he thinks it was a great buy. then, we will talk about u.s. airways and american airlines merger. you can see they are finally coming together. the u.s. airways ceo will remain in the top spot as ceo. u.s. airways is down right now. dagen: thank you, nicole. connell: we are waiting for the speaker of the house, john boehner. we say take a look at this. a little over two weeks until automatic spending cuts will kick in. congress taking a week off leaving you just six working days to get something done. dagen: wait until the last minute has become the norm. how do you think this plays out? >> i think the impact on the economy will be small. the cuts are relatively small. we had $175 billion in tax
. are they being bought? are these evaluations stretched as the younger analysts have told us? take virgin media, look at the chart, that is a gigantic european cable company. closed at 38 and change yesterday. too much of a run? isn't that a stock worth selling, fleeing? not if you are john malone. the a man so renowned for his deal savvy, my college, david faber on "squawk on the street" call him the smartest man he ever met. after i had taken a minute of umbridge b i found myself concurring. he is paying mid 40, nts waiting for the dip. mid 40s, possibly 47, 48. david didn't know the exact price. in a total aforemation, europe, it is a european cable company. how do i know about his snbs he doesn't care there is no pullback, he is ready to shell out $12 billion to get it done. the three titans say, they are not walking away from the weakness. they are taking the plunge. here is the bottom line. when the richest men in the world are buying everyone a drink, buy, buy, buy. should we sit back and pass on the weakness that market periodically gives you? take the plunge when they plunge. virgin me
. >> it slows us down gradually. >> many can say texas don't matter. of course they will in the long run. stuart: here we come. what a perfect moment to throw it to dagen and connell. connell: good morning, everyone. dagen: america is a good bet. here to tell you why. connell: one of our guests in this hour could be the next energy secretary. dagen: more on the power outage and the record-breaking at cbs sports for that incredible game. connell: and cyber attacks, the white house considering action against china. dagen: i had the ravens, did you? by a field goal, 27-24. connell: nobody knows football like dagen mcdowell. clearly. dagen: stocks now has to do every 15 minutes, nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: a good bet going. if yo you're betting on the mar, 14,000 mark a little disappointed today, we are pulling back, dow jones industrials down 116 points right now. a majority of the dow components, 28 of the 30 were in the red, only two names, green arrows, there is ro rod-based selling going on, the retail stocks all with down arrows. some of this is coupled with numbe
to be covering jobs in the market. vince reinhart will be joining us. and what is a jobs friday without a little shot of rock and roll? kansas is celebrating 40 years in the music business. it has been a very changed scene over those 40 years. we have the founding member, drummer and band manager phil e. hart. andrew, obviously, we have it all today. we do, we do. it's great to see you, becky. joe mentioned stocks are off to a very strong start this year. if you believe in the january barometer, it's a great sign for the bulls. the theory satsdz that the s&p direction in january sets the tone for the next 11 months. the s&p ridesing more than 5% for this january. the transports, by the way, even stronger with a more than 9% gain. the nasdaq also positive, up 4%. here are a few stats of note that are worth thinking about. it was the best month for the dow industrial transports and s&p 500 since october 2011. the best january for the dow industrials since 1994. it's the strongest start to the year for transports since 1991 and the largest january returns for the s&p 500 since 1997. professor jerem
wanted to offer you a new way to use earnings season, to put it in perspective. because most of you watching the show are not these day traders that i think hijack a lot of the thinking. you're not trying to game a given quarter. it's become so difficult to predict. and often the initial moves aren't even accurate because of the press coverage or because something's occurred in the overall market because of europe or something involved with the election. in other words, other than for those who are shorting or going long stocks ahead of the quarter, these earnings reports need a context to make you money. they can't be relied upon anymore because they aren't as predictive of future behaviors they once were. they are a piece of the puzzle, a part of the mosaic. but they are only one of many important parts of what predicts where a stock will go over the intermediate term. that tends to be the focus i teach on the show. and it is a teaching show because i want you to know the metrics i'm using to pick stocks i talk about and recommend here. and with my charitable trust, which you can
. >> it is because television. >> hold it eleanor. >> the spectacle has lost a lot of the drama and dignity it used to have. he walks down that aisle and gets slaps and high fives. they should have had beyonce doing her number midway through it. >> every other president has walked down that aisle and i don't recall you complaining about it. >> it has lost dignity. >> ike and fdr didn't look like that. >> it is an american tradition and the fact the numbers were down is partly because people don't watch television like they used to. >> eleanor, how were obama's kneels son ratings -- neilsen ratings, the second lowest since they began taking measurement in 1993. the lowest since 2000 when bill you clinton's last drew an audience of 931.5 million. >> i think neilsen should start rating some of the social media sites and look at the exchanges between people who watched it. the american people who watched that and pick up portions that have, here our president is addressing concerns in their lives. i agree the big topics like the eu trade pac that is very important. but i don't think people in the count
, denying the reports. and countering it was the victim of u.s. hacking. >>> and the bulls are back from a three-day weekend. can the s&p 500 post an eighth straight week of gains? we've got four days to find out. it's tuesday, february 19th, 2013. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin who is back from vacation. let's get started with the markets. as joe mentioned, the s&p winning streak has been a strong one. in the meantime, the dow is coming off a second straight weekly loss. although, really, if you looked at this last week, it was the ever so slightest of losses. u.s. equity futures are indicated higher. dow up by 21 points. s&p is up by two points above value fair and the nasdaq is up about 3. in 20 minutes, we'll turn to predictions on where the markets go from here. then in the next hour, delivering alpo. we'll talk to the manager of a $11.5 billion hedge fund. this fund was up 30% last year. don't miss pine river's ceo brian taylor. on our radar this morning,
that name. it has the pretty ladies. has a great job using its commercials as a tease, driving people to the website to find out how the story ends. a brilliant strategy. coming up, bob parsons, godaddy executive chairman and founder, the guy behind it all us know what is in store for this year. david: can't wait for that. a mercedes ad already creating a quite a buzz. it isn't the one they plan to show during the game, oh, no. the one they will air is even bigger. more stars, and get this. it is promoting their lowest priced car ever. the president and ceo of mercedes-benz usa will be here. of course we will have a sneak peek at the commercial. liz: wait until you hear the price on that mercedes. but first we'll tell you what drove the markets today. today's data download it is a sea of green on wall street. all three major indices ending higher for the 52-week in a row. the dow closing above the 14,000 mark for the first time since october of 2007. this marked 11% gain as david mentioned from the bear market low hit in the march of 2009. all 10 s&p sectors posting gains led by telec
for stocks. seems kind of strange. chad is kind enough to join us today. the stock market makes more sense for a number of reasons then the bond market. for nine weeks in a row, that is where the flows were going to. stocks over bonds. what do you think of this? >> this is an early trend. unfortunately, the trend, we do not think that will last very long. we are at a point in time where the market has had a heck of a run. the s&p is up 7% year to date. i think one has to be a little more cautious and take a balanced approach. connell: make a case for bonds. there is the run-up. why would you want to be in the bond market? >> i cannot make a very bullish case for being in the bond market. there is a reacceleration of global growth. you also have a very, very positive three months of good economic numbers that have come out. the market here is trading at 15 to 14 times multiple. it makes it a fair market value. connell: that brings up the larger question. the dow is approaching an all-time high. we are testing that. you are basically saying there it is, we will not quite get there. we will h
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sec chairman harvey pitt live and telling us what could have triggered this quick action and what the next step will be. david: oscar ballots, they have to be turned in by tomorrow, so the envelopes are ready for the big event on sunday. we are going to the movies with the best of the best. coming up our hollywood friend, mandalay ceo, peter gruber on the value of an oscar keeping viewers interested in the show. we'll ask him for his picks. the executive producer from escape from planet earth will be here. this is the only kid's firm playing right now. he will take us inside the big money world of entertaining the little ones. liz: but first, stocks did push higher last year and last week. certainly hitting five-year highs during the height of the fourth quarter earnings season as the s&p posted its longest weekly winning streak in more than two years. david: the question is, will wall street's momentum continue or last quarter's results signaling some kind of a slowdown? joining us nbg productions chief equity analyst. good to see you. happy president's day to you. talk about ear
bill would be dead on arrival in congress leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come. stephen moore joins us now from washington, d.c. do you think that the white house plan really does throw a wrench into reaching any kind of bipartisan agreement? >> i think this was a real setback. this is very delicate negotiations. you need to find a way to let more immigrants into this country. you need to have a way where people who have been here to have a path to legalization. it has to be coupled with tougher border security. everyone knows that. for some reason, the president is basically saying, we will not move forward with the border security, but we will with these other elements. i think that is a killer. i think marco rubio is right. dagen: why leak it in the first place? in washington, there is always a reason that things come out. >> the groups on the left do not want border security. this was sort of an olive branch to the left wings that do not want border security. i think the president was trying to basically reach out and say
, and it's kind of interesting. this is a gauge of consumer spending. u.s. sales weakness persisted into early february. remember, we had that e-mail leak. kind of expecting this. walmart is up today. >> today's thing that makes you go hmm. not really sure what atlantic university is thinking. renaming the football stadium to geo group stadium. okay. except geo group is a priflt prison corporation based in south florida. the company will donate 6 million to fau over the next six years, the ceo is an alum and a member of the board of trustees, a good gesture, i get it. the optics, you have to admit, not adele even looking through. attention all red sox fans. curt schilling's bloody sock is up for sale. here's brian schactman. >> reporter: i touched it yesterday. as a sox fan i touched the sock. >> did you wash your hands is this. >> do it like southie does. >> you criticize mine. >> sock. >> reporter: even though it's kind of odd, a long song with dried blood back. those not in the know, want me to keep going like this, sul? 2004. curt schilling pitched a six-inning world series gem
unveiled by two of the most liberal members of the u.s. senate. barbara boxer from california and bernie sanders from vermont want to make polluters to manufacturers, and power plant operators pay for the pollution they generate. joining me now with the top republican on the senate energy committee, senator lisa murkowski. thank you for being with us again. great to see you. the carbon tax, good or bad idea >> this is something that is going absolutely nowhere. if what is proposed is something that is going to increase the cost to the consumers, this is just not going to happen. and when you think about the proposal that has been before the cut across, the captain trade proposal, it does not even take out the democratic lead said. it did not want to touch that. and of the to going to want to touch a carbon tax either. this is something that is just going to increase the cost to the consumer at a time that nobody is looking to increase their energy costs. we should not be looking to increase it. we should be making our energy more affordable. gerri: let me give you some numbers here. the
of the book. it is a dirty name. we love larry. he will join us in just a minute. took it off of there. one more shot. there you go. larry shover will be here in minute. sandra: let's go to nicole petallides at new york stock exchange. we have hewlett-packard, a huge winner in the, leading the dow. >> hewlett-packard really surprised everybody, sandra. ran away with the dow jones industrials. hewlett-packard soared on a great quarter and great outlook which surprised everybody. obviously a testment to the fairly new ceo, meg whitman. david:. also a testament to david donatelli, the executive vice president came out with the new server the size of a small book. even smaller than larry shover's book. getting bad news out of europe on the weight-loss drug. this company is behind the weight-loss drug. >> this particular drug was approved here back in july 2012. second time not approved in europe. concerns about side-effects. now they will have to do more cardiovascular trials to try to get this thing restored. sandra: network automation, this is, sorry, network automation company,
to lifelock.com to try lifelock protection risk free for a full 60 days. use promo code: gethelp. plus get this document shredder free-- but only if you act right now. call the number on your screen now! melissa: i am melissa francis. lori: i am lori rothman. we will learn how hi our deficits could rise. melissa: we will hear from the president in just a couple minutes. we will bring you the remarks live. lori: immigration reform also on the top earner today. we will hear from business leaders on how reform should be done. lou dobbs weighs in. melissa: our very own charlie gasparino goes one-on-one with municipal analyst. that should be very interesting. lori: let's get things started with the latest addition of stocks now. the 20 you see volatility here. the fix is to the downside today on a day where we are gaining triple digits, unlike yesterday where we love triple digits. the majority of the dow components are in the green. we have economic numbers showing expanding numbers in the u.s. service. we will take a look at a longer term chart. back to you. lori: thank you, as always. meliss
kernen and becky quick are reporting. i don't know if i use that word lightly, but from pebble beach in california this morning. we're thrilled to see them. they're going to be talking to a number of people in the world of business and politics. we'll talk a little golf, see how joe is doing out there. joining me in pseudo, our own steve liesman and book brusca. then in the next hour, jeremy siegel is going to join us on set to make his bullish case for the numbers and then, nemo, the powerful storm taking aim at the east coast. forecaster res warning it could be among the worst ever, more than two feet of snow possible in boston. many cities are telling residents, don't travel if you don't have to. airlines are now warning the blizzard could cripple travel and hundreds of flights have already been canceled. we're going to check in one on friends at the weather channel. just a couple of minutes for their latest forecast. also in the news, the justice department in multiple states reportedly discussing suing moody's for defrauding investors. any move likely to make a similar rival aga
host who has been back with us, jeremy siegel, the bull. steve liesman, also thank you for sitting in all week. that's been terrific. becky and joe, it's been great. good luck over the weekend. we hope you get back here and it all works out. say hello to nemo and the weather. we're going to see you -- >> be careful with all that snow. >> absolutely. anyway, make sure you join us monday. "squawk on the street" begins right now. >>> good friday morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm melissa lee. we're live from the new york stock exchange. let's see how your friday session is setting up on the u.s. futures. it looks like we'll have a positive session with the s&p looking at 2 at the open, dow looking at 13. in europe, the eu summit continues. but the action really taking its cues from china this morning. we have green arrows across the board in europe. take a look at asia. strong eco data out of china in focus. much more on that in just a moment. the road map begins at the golden arches. not even the cheddar onion burgers could help mcdonald's. they missed estimates in every
described, i would say that activists are certainly useful. you can't necessarily take anything at face value because activists are -- have their own agenda, and some of them tend to be more short term. if you're running a company, you don't have the nimbleness and flex ann. you can't change your strategy every day. an activist can get into or out of a shareholding any day. and so you have -- you have different time horizons, maybe different agendas, and a company has to represent all its shareholders, ant not just a portion of its shareholders and think for the long term. but having said that, it's a good part of the cocktail of elements that a ceo should have giving inflooins fluns, and they should be listened to. they shouldn't be taken as gospel. their remarks should be discounted by what you know their interests are, but it should be foolish to take good advice from wherever you want to get it. >> barclays is making news today in cutting more head count. you guys done, happy with where we are as we sit here today? >> we're happy where we are. we're always sculpting our business. in
slowdown, u.s. government shutdown. they are off the table. cheryl: let's forget about the market. let's talk about the super bowl. all of the ads. dennis: hominy cakes did it take for the nerd to get that shot right? melissa: it ruined my appetite which is what i needed at that point. lori: i love guys like that. that is my type. [ laughter ] melissa: i am speechless. i am melissa francis. lori: i am lori rothman. rbc wealth management ceo joins us on whether or not this pullback will last. melissa: is your wallet running on empty? consumers spend more on gasoline as a percentage on their income in nearly a decade. lori: the white house and action against china. let's get you updated on the market as we do every 15 minutes. nicole: you have to blame europe. let's take a look at the major market averages. you'll not see the dow 14,000. 13,887. that is a loss of nearly .9%. the tech heavy nasdaq is down one quarter of a percent. these were high levels that we have seen since october 2007. a lot of the bulls out there were really celebrating. the dollar is particularly strong today. it h
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-down. this is the first time we have seen that since january. tough economic news pulls us back. that is where we are. nowhere near the all-time highs at the moment. ashley: thank you so much. shibani: we watched the markets. another developing story, yet another obama administration member warning about the fallout of the spending cuts. the clock keeps ticking down to the march 1 deadline. rich edson has the very latest. rich: good afternoon, shibani. highlighting the dangers of the automatic spending cuts. president obama is trying to get people in congress to try to agree to taxes on wealthier people. the law requires the administration to cut other positions. in a statement, the beef association rights, this place has a legal duty on the usda and administration to carry out this service. a duty in which we have recognized as essential in the past. while we understand the hardships placed on the agencies through sequestration, we are severely disappointed secretary millsap has chosen to take his path of threatening to halt and speculations. if not you have to give notice. you can only implement th
talk to them, they're going to paint a picture for us, we're going to turn to two powerful investors for insight into what the conversation in washington means for the broader markets. cowen and company ceo jeff solomon will join us, and the bond king, bill gross. first, steve will bring us up to speed on the morning's top stories. steve? >> thank you, michelle. disney posting better than expected earnings and revenues after the bell. the company says it expects the next few quarters to be better on a stronger lineup of films and growing attendance at its theme parks. ceo bob iegory was on cnbc's "closing bell." >> you had a lot of ins and outs. basically, the trendser good. we had strong results at our domestic parks. the bookings have been pretty solid. advertising was okay. and generally speaking, our business performed well. and our interactive media group was profitable for the quarter. that's the first time the group has been profitable since we've been breaking it out. >> shares rising on the news late yesterday. up 39 cents, 0.72%. we'll talk more about disney with barclay's
're seeing red arrows on the board. most notably the euro hitting a one-week low against the u.s. dollar. in asia, china up eighth straight session. nikkei highest level since september of 2008. disney set to open at record highs. strength in media networks. word that it's planning films based on "star wars" characters. >>> zynga, revenues continue to fall and the social gaming company said 2013 would be profitable. >>> company seeing momentum in america's improvement in europe and big margin gains for 2013 for ralph lauren. >>> the post office could be eliminating or cutting back deliveries on saturday. we'll explain. they carry the official announcement at 10:00 a.m. this morning. >>> we start with disney. shares rising pre-market, set to open at all-time highs at fiscal fourth quarter profits beat the markets. growing attendance at the theme parks. real news came during bob iger's interview with our own julia boorstin. >> in fact, we are working on a few stand-alone films. larry kazden and simon ginberg are working on films derived on "star wars" characters that are not part of the ov
on this post-super bowl wrap-up day. steve liesman, we'll see you tomorrow. join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" starts right now. >>> good morning. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm carl quintanilla, with melissa lee, jim cramer. david faber is off. signs of reemerging political turmoil, both in spain, and in italy making investors a little bit reluctant to press the button for the upside. it comes after the dow did top 14,000 on friday for the first time in more than five years. look at europe, that's where the story's going to be for most of the morning before we close at 11:30 eastern time. germany taking it down 1,100 points as well. asia got action as well as china. nonmanufacturing came in better than expected. clearly the story is going to be in europe for most of the morning. >> we've certainly seen a flight to safety take place this morning, as we've seen the bond yields, particularly the spanish 10-year bond yields blowing out overnight. we're seeing bids higher today. german bonds also higher. the 10-year yield in the united states, back below 2% at this point. >>
judge all policies. >> we are not close to that, the media used to be tough. lou: our colleagues at fox have done a great job reporting on benghazi. >> i would accept ed henry. lou: thank you very much and thank you for joining us. be with us tomorrow. good night, from new york. >> go to south dakota and oregon and washington and michigan and then we go to michiga washingto, to take over the white house. neil: thank god for howard dean. the screamer is now a saint. saying something i call most of the voice i tell you is deafening. during a discussion of the whole budget mess, all i could say is prepare for your jaw to drop because i want you to remember the guy saying it. roll it. >> somebody had held a middle-class you do your taxes will go up or the programs will get cut or we will go into financial oblivion and nobody wants to tell them that. neil: he has gone from throwing grenades to heavy doses of something called reality. says we have a choice, everyone's taxes go up for a lot of programs get cut, either or. the rich can't pay for it all. it is all simple math of the middle-class
on your screen or go to lifelock.com to try lifelock protection risk free for a full 60 days. use promo code: gethelp. plus get this document shredder free-- but only if you act right now. call the number on your screen now! tracy: good afternoon. i am tracy byrnes. ashley: and i am ashley webster. but dow 140 points away from an all-time high. tracy: china fighting back. ashley: check the calendar. spring has not sprung, but gasoline prices are already in high gear. tom kloza on what is to blame. tracy: lou dobbs take on the new simpson bowles reduction plan. is there any chance that washington will stop squabbling and actually do something? lou dobbs will join us in a few minutes. it is top of the hour. time for stocks now as we do every 15 minutes. lauren, we are starting the week on an up note. >> this u.s. stock market rally really started in europe. the u.s. market has of arrows across the board. a really tight range for stocks. volume clearly to the upside by about two-one your advance to the client line. really pushing closer to those all-time highs. 14,198. we are not far from
aware what is freedom of expression. how they can use it in their daily lives. let's focus on and not pollute it. >> what you are a share in washington, who are you talking to? are you having to justify the money you are receiving from the united states? >> yes, just to justify the money we are receiving, not only for the organization. defector, the field is something they really focus. >> in afghanistan we have different rules of receiving information it is a radio. all over the country. it is mostly popular in the city's that we have that. printed media is also more of a usable thing or a tool and the places people are in a couple. nowadays we are having social media where people are receiving the news. more than the 3% of the population of afghanistan through radio. >> you mentioned the literacy rates. here in afghanistan, literacy rate over all 28%. mail literacy -- average imasco years is a 11 average. female 7. given the and the numbers, how difficult is your job of getting a promotion to afghanis. >> when you see 20% of the population is more than 72% are eligible, i
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